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order picker
Volunteer and Personal Interests (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 May 2017
picking orders,
moving product into loading bay
driving a forklift
driving an order picker
cleaning up warehouse
organization
unloading trucks
shipping and receiving
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The branch I worked at was great... can't say that about others
ISSR (Former Employee) –  Weyburn, SK26 April 2017
Overall good company. Inconsistent on firing practices in my opinion. People still employed after blatantly breaking company policies and laws, which affects job performance and customer service, while others make a small mistake unrelated to job performance and are let go.
Pros
Local branch management fantastic
Cons
Upper management inconsistent
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Acklands Grainger Edmonton
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 April 2017
Good place to work, people are treated fairly good but there is zero accountability on the sales side of the business. The people that you worked with make or break the job there but the culture use to be strong but i'm know going forward it's going downhill.
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No Balance
National Business Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON30 March 2017
Over worked, lack of leadership and direction.
Extremely corporate and beholden to share holders. Customers needs are not taken seriously, making it hard to build trust and partnerships
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enjoy my work their
Warehouse Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Canada6 March 2017
Management and decision changes on routine. Employees get confused. Fast pace and unpredictable environment. Too much favoritism on top level. On lower level job is more secure. you will see worker with 30 years in the company and management not more than 2 yrs.
Pros
job security
Cons
You cant trust management.
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it was great
Counter Attendant (Former Employee) –  Mount Pearl, NL22 February 2017
the people are so friendly and help you if you need it. they take you under their wing and make sure you understand the things that are going on in the work place.
Pros
Amazing people
Cons
Late nights
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Productive and fun, also stressful times as well
Central File Maintenance Control Desk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 February 2017
Our team was very productive, worked hard, got along with one another, enjoyed each others company, as well as having great fun. We acknowledged each others work as well as helping each other when needed. My manager was awesome to work for. The hardest part of my job was the many fields that needed to be updated to see the final result.
Pros
Going out for lunch on company time.
Cons
was very stressful at times
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Good place to work and easy co workers
Lead the way (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 January 2017
Co workers and most staff easy to work with. Work was easy to adapt to and most days were busy and workable. Most enjoyable part of the job were the day to day relationships with co workers.
Pros
Had opportunities to plan and execute large gatherings
Cons
May have pursued more training.
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Enjoy my work, too much change and uncertainty
Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 January 2017
In the 2 years I have been there they have made so many changes and removed so many long term employees it doesn't make me feel like this is a place you can have a long term career. Especially if you are located in western Canada.
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Perfect Balance of Work and Fun While Meeting Goals.
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Lac La Biche, AB6 January 2017
Shipping Receiving, Order picking, Inventory management, customer service. As long as the job was getting done on time and safely it was ok to have fun while doing it.
Pros
Company dinners, Northern Living Allowance.
Cons
none
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Acklands is going downhill
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  London, ON4 January 2017
Morale is horrible, laying off people all over the place and closing branches. Constantly telling staff closures and re-structures are completed and then more come. Unstable - management doesn't know how to support staff... I would imagine it to be similar to working in a zoo lol
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Good place to work
Supervisor-Warehouse (Current Employee) –  AB27 December 2016
Good work/life balance. Computer system change has helped in some areas but has cause uncertainty about job secutrity in some areas.
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Shareholders is all that counts
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Ontario5 November 2016
This company cares only about keeping the shareholders happy!

No regard for the workload that employees are expected to carry out.

Middle management keeps all of the negative issues buried and is only concerned with their own image and advancement.

Upper management is oblivious to what is really going on!

Bottom line, the company could care less about meeting the customer's needs.
Pros
Fewer and fewer
Cons
Huge disconnect between management and reality
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The best workplace I ever worked in so far
EDI Analyst and Developer (Current Employee) –  Lake Forest, IL7 September 2016
This is the best place I ever worked in so far. The people are very nice, kind, and professional at the same time.
The load of work is kind of high since it's a very big company, but managers are very helpful and very knowledgeable of their job to the point of making everybody like what they do.
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Good Company, Lots of great people.
Full-Time ISSR (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 August 2016
This is a good place to work. The work is interesting, and challenging all at the same time. Lots of exposure to new, weird and wonderful customers, products, experiences and situations. The people around you for the most part are awesome at what they do and are willing to help you get to where you'd like to go.
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Good place to gain experience - tough corporation to have a life and career
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Canada11 August 2016
Process Heaviness
Inflexible to changing market and customer needs
Organization believes they understand the customer, when they really only understand the very surface of the customers needs.

This is a good place for someone to gain experience, however the workload is very heavy, and the organization has a 'what have you done for me now' perspective.

Lack of respect for personal hardship.....critically sick employee was treated as if they were faking their illness.
Pros
Slightly above average compensation
Cons
Long hours, after hours, business is rigid.
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Great Company to work for!
Team Lead - Contract Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON27 July 2016
A typical day at work is exactly that, a typical day, but with a bit of fun thrown in.
I have learnt a lot, and was allowed to take on projects outside of the scope of my normal work.
My direct manager was great, and so too were the higher ups, no real complaints.
Most enjoyable part were the outings, of course! Who doesn't love a good barbeque!
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Good place to work
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Hinton, AB14 July 2016
everyone is friendly great place to work. great hours and reasonable pay for position. would recommend anyone to wor here
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Good company for people with family
Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON14 June 2016
Acklands Grainger used to be an typical Canadian company. People usually stay here for quite longer time. There are significant changes after recently SAP project.
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Canada's largest industrial supplier, nearly 3,000 employees
Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON13 June 2016
AGI is going through lots of change to decrease their reliance on the oil and gas sector. I had 2 managers during my time and a couple different roles. AGI can be a good place to work, depending on your department. They have invested heavily in SAP recently. Like any large company, you have good people and bad people.
Pros
Some good people, new head office, good work/life balance
Cons
Little career path outside of sales, constantly changing senior leadership, HR policies need an update to 2016
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